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Applying for a secondary school place

Applying for a secondary school place

Before you apply

  • Talk to your child about the decision.
  • Look at the school's prospectus.
  • Read the ofsted reports.
  • Check the admissions criteria.
  • Consider how your child will travel to and from school.
  • Attend Open Evenings of your catchment school and any other short listed schools.
     

Complete the online application form.

West Sussex Secondary School applications https://eadmissions.westsussex.gov.uk/prefs.php

You can apply any time from 9.00am on Monday 9 September 2019 until Thursday 31 October 2019.

You can apply for up to three different schools.

Rank the schools in order of preference - the first school listed should be the one you would most like your child to go to. 

For example:

1. Sir Robert Woodard Academy
2. Steyning Grammar
3. Davisons

It is very important that you submit your application before the deadline.

(If you one of your choices is a faith school you may need to submit a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). For information about this contact the school directly)
 

Timeline

Monday 9 September 2019

  • Secondary school applications open for September 2020.
  • Opportunity for parents/carers to start visiting schools.

Thursday 31 October 2019

  • Closing date for all secondary school applications at 11.59pm
  • In case of technical issues we strongly recommend you apply online and not delay your application until the last minute. If you choose to apply on a paper form, it is your responsibility to ensure the form arrives before the national closing date.

Friday 29 November 2019

  • Closing date for out of time applications made after the application deadline.
  • Closing date for receipt of evidence regarding a request to change preferences due to a genuine unforeseeable reason.
  • Closing date for receipt of evidence for house movers.

Monday 2 March 2020

  • Offer day - on-time online applicants notified which school their child has been offered by email.
  • Other applicants will be sent a letter by second class post.

Monday 30 March 2020 onwards

  • Late applications received on or after 30 November 2019 are processed and offers made.
  • Waiting lists will be established and places offered if they become available.

April to July 2020

  • Independent appeal panel meetings held every Thursday.

September 2020

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